Art Every Day, Monday, April 8, 2013
It's mighty late and I'm sitting in a hotel room in Hayes Kansas. We were planning on leaving tomorrow morning, but due to the storm, we decided it was best to leave early and try to out run it through Kansas. Hopefully we won't see too much of the rain tomorrow, tonight's wind was enough. My arms hurt from trying to keep my little car on the road.
Here is today's new piece. I like it, especially the visual trick it is playing along the left hand side. Placing the strip of yellow green that is the same as the background fabric on top of the blue green batting plays tricks with your eye making it hard to tell which fabric is on what layer. The three squares on the right hand side nicely balances the left hand side and they too are made of dye painted batting. The embellishments on them are little felt balls with bits of rayon ribbon running through them. I quilted the squares with a top stitch outline then added a simple triple petal in the bottom corner of each, making the sizes larger for each larger square. I added some small circles along the long sides of the yellow green strip on the batting and stippled the hell out of the background.
All in all, I think it's nicely balanced, an inviting color way, and what fun to use dye painted batting as the focal and counter points!
P.S. Here's a little sneak peak at a piece I just finished. This is a portion of it before it was colored.